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For the comparative, I have chosen the following question:
"Profit is sweet, even if it comes from deception." To what extent is this statement true in 'Macbeth' by William Shakespeare and 'Great Expectations' by Charles Dickens?

For LITB3 we're studying the gothic genre and, having chosen my comparative question beforehand, I am a bit concerned that the texts I have chosen have too many allusions to the gothic genre :/

Would this be allowed? Thanks
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For the comparative, I have chosen the following question:
"Profit is sweet, even if it comes from deception." To what extent is this statement true in 'Macbeth' by William Shakespeare and 'Great Expectations' by Charles Dickens?

For LITB3 we're studying the gothic genre and, having chosen my comparative question beforehand, I am a bit concerned that the texts I have chosen have too many allusions to the gothic genre :/

Would this be allowed? Thanks
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Are you allowed to entirely construct your own question? My class had to choose from those available in the anthology-which wasn't very many- and nothing else. Then again, you might not have AQA like I do. As to the gothic genre, it should be fine. I'm also doing the gothic genre and I'm doing Dracula for my coursework (specifically feminist perceptions of how the novel portrays its female characters) and my teacher has allowed it. i think you're even allowed to do coursework on the set texts, so long as you write about them in a way which is not explored in the gothic module (if that makes any sense)
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Are you allowed to entirely construct your own question? My class had to choose from those available in the anthology-which wasn't very many- and nothing else. Then again, you might not have AQA like I do. As to the gothic genre, it should be fine. I'm also doing the gothic genre and I'm doing Dracula for my coursework (specifically feminist perceptions of how the novel portrays its female characters) and my teacher has allowed it. i think you're even allowed to do coursework on the set texts, so long as you write about them in a way which is not explored in the gothic module (if that makes any sense)
Did you by any chance do the road or Rossetti at AS?
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Did you by any chance do the road or Rossetti at AS?
No I'm afraid not. For the aspects of Narrative module, my class did Tennyson, Brownin, The Kite Runner and The Great Gatsby
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No I'm afraid not. For the aspects of Narrative module, my class did Tennyson, Brownin, The Kite Runner and The Great Gatsby
What did you get for AS, if you don't mind me asking?
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What did you get for AS, if you don't mind me asking?
Well I got a C overall for AS. For the exam on this module I only got a D. I did understand the texts, but I don't think I compared them very well and I'm not really very good at the poetry side of things. I'd gotten an A on the Dramatic Comedy coursewok module (an essay each on Twelfth Night and The Importance of Being Earnest). I have higher hopes for A2 as there's no poetry-fo the gothic genre module it's just a novel (Frankenstein), a collection of short stories (The Bloody Chamber) and a play (Dr Faustus)
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Well I got a C overall for AS. For the exam on this module I only got a D. I did understand the texts, but I don't think I compared them very well and I'm not really very good at the poetry side of things. I'd gotten an A on the Dramatic Comedy coursewok module (an essay each on Twelfth Night and The Importance of Being Earnest). I have higher hopes for A2 as there's no poetry-fo the gothic genre module it's just a novel (Frankenstein), a collection of short stories (The Bloody Chamber) and a play (Dr Faustus)
would you be able to help me with the importance of being earnest?
I will probably get a U for the exam...I would be so happy to get a C
How did you revise for the narrative techniques? Did you use form, structure and language?
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would you be able to help me with the importance of being earnest?
I will probably get a U for the exam...I would be so happy to get a C
How did you revise for the narrative techniques? Did you use form, structure and language?
You're doing that for the exam? I did mine as a coursework essay. Well initially, I looked in the text and picked quotes that were relevant to what I was writing and i found the rest of the essay seemed to just fall into place, though I did have to give several drafts. I have the essay on my computer if you would like me to upload it? In case you're wondering, I looked at how the settings of town and country contribute to the play's humour
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Are you allowed to entirely construct your own question? My class had to choose from those available in the anthology-which wasn't very many- and nothing else. Then again, you might not have AQA like I do. As to the gothic genre, it should be fine. I'm also doing the gothic genre and I'm doing Dracula for my coursework (specifically feminist perceptions of how the novel portrays its female characters) and my teacher has allowed it. i think you're even allowed to do coursework on the set texts, so long as you write about them in a way which is not explored in the gothic module (if that makes any sense)
I'm doing AQA English Literature B :-)

You had to choose from the anthology for your comparative?! We had to choose an aspect of narrative and base ours around that. Then we could choose a quotation from the critical anthology for the critical piece if we wanted to, but it wasn't compulsory.

That's definitely reassuring to hear! My questions were approved by everyone in the English department so hopefully it's all fine (I hope!)

Yeah for our exam we're also doing the Gothic, but we're doing Wuthering Heights, Dr Faustus and The Changeling. My only issue was because Macbeth (gothic) and Great Expectations (aspects of narrative) were listed on the previous lists for AQA but we never studied them...
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In our class we all learned one text together, and different abilities learned different texts (example, highest ability learned wuthering heights) and we then constructed our own essay on that. For example, madness of women or windows, mine was on the use of literature and writing within the texts as a way of overcoming barriers. Totally your choice on what to write about.

For the last piece we chose our own book, and constructed a question based on the topic in the anthology. Example, I chose an Edgar Allen Poe text, and wrote about the way the symbols highlight humans' inability to escape mortality.



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